Grace VanderWaal Reveals ‘Stargirl’ & ‘Waste My Time’ Life Lessons

Grace VanderWaal is sharing the life lessons she’s learned from her new movie Stargirl and her new single “Waste My Time.”

The 15-year-old singer got candid in a new interview with Teen Vogue. Here’s what she had to say:

On her character Stargirl: “She is so unapologetically herself and it’s ridiculous because she’s so young. Stargirl is not afraid of anyone, of doing her own thing. She understands the concept that no one cares — or at least people don’t care as much as you think they do.”

On writing “Waste My Time”: “What I like about it is that it has a really nice contrast of kind of messed up lyrics, but it’s fun at the same time. That’s a feeling I really wanted to portray. Like when things are messed up, people say you shouldn’t waste your time, you only have one shot. You’re only young once. This is a song [that says], whatever, I don’t care, I’ll waste it.”

On figuring out what she wants to do with her life: “I was freaking out for a second, and I was being so overdramatic, and I was psyching myself out so much. Looking back … [I think I felt like] if I don’t choose this, then the opportunities won’t come back. And if I choose this then the time won’t come back. I was battling between those two things. But now, current Grace, present Grace, I’m just like, ‘Past Grace, chill. It doesn’t even matter that much. You’re just psyching yourself out.’ Now I’m just literally going day by day, whatever happens, happens.”

“Honestly, as long as I’m doing what I love, I’m happy. And right now I’m doing what I love and that’s all that matters. And if in a couple of months I don’t want to do this, whatever. I’ll go back to school. And if I do want to do it, well let’s [see what] we can build. If not, it’ll be hard, but you know, I’ll figure it out. I always figure something out.”

Stargirl is set for release in 2020. Watch Grace VanderWaal‘s “Waste My Time” music video now!

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